Metal Shavings Leave Behind a Pile of Dead Z10 Earpiece Speakers

I have now nicknamed my older brother Mark the 'phone wrecker'. He dropped by my place earlier in the week to give me a hand installing a TRX mounting bracket on the ceiling in my condo (in true younger brother fashion, I watched while he did all the work), and along with his tools he brought with him the three broken BlackBerry Z10s pictured above. Each of his Z10s suffered the same fate — a...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10 and save over 50% off the list price! The ultra-thin BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell provides a flip to stand feature, which allows you to easily charge or enjoy media on your BlackBerry Z10. This case provides access to all ports and is exceptionally designed to allow seamless swiping and gesturing on your smartphone’s...

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Third party Instagram app iGrann updated with a long list of bug fixes and new features

For any of you Instagram users out there who are using iGrann, you may have seen that it has received an update - it's first one since entering BlackBerry World. While the developer has been quiet in the forums it didn't mean he wasn't busy with the upkeep of iGrann. This update has a nice long changelog with fixes as well as the addition of some new features. iGrann v1.0.1.6 changelog...

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YouTube

Poll results time once again and this one relates to when we asked you if you use the BlackBerry 10 browser for watching YouTube videos or a third party app. As I said in the original post - I'm a third party app guy, but looking at the below results it seems I'm very much in the minority - with 75% of BlackBerry 10 users favoring the browser.  Am I surprised by these finding? No, not really...

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Hands on with what's new in Facebook 10.4 for BlackBerry 10

Facebook

We posted just the other day that Facebook for BlackBerry 10 had received a most welcome update to version 10.4 and with it brought four pretty sweet new additions.  The ability to view your news feed either by 'Most Recent' or Top Stories' is by far the biggest new feature for me. I don't need to see what happened with a friend yesterday so I'm super happy that my Facebook timeline can now...

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ReadItNow! receives a milestone update and goes on a 50% sale - Grab it while you can!

If you're a fan of ReadItNow!, which I am, then you'll probably be pleased to know that it has just received another update. You definitely can't say this developer sits on his laurels. It has come a long way since its first version way back when on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Though, I personally only discovered it on BlackBerry 10, mainly because I was using another read it later type service...

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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 50% off the list price! Made of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, the Gloss Soft Shell Case features anti-slip properties that gives your BlackBerry Z10 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features. List Price: $...

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From the forums: The 5 inch QWERTY BlackBerry 10 concept

5 Inch QWERTY

We recently posted about the 'alleged' 5 inch BlackBerry display that had shown up on the web. Whether this will ever come to market is anyones guess but forum member SenorPistachio decided to make up a concept of what the device could look like if it does in fact go into production one day.  From my perspective this looks like my dream BlackBerry 10 device and I'd love to be rocking this...

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Photo frames and app settings now available in the latest MockIt beta update

MockIt! has just been updated again. The first non-BlackBerry developed app to be available via BlackBerry Beta Zone has been popular among those who love to create memes and I am starting see lots of device mock ups make their way around the interweb too. It's not an app for all but it's an app fit for the purpose. This latest update brings around photo frames, the third section of MockIt!,...

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Keep unwanted spam messages at bay with Auto Block

Keep unwanted spam messages at bay with Auto Block

Depending on the account I am currently using, I do tend to receive spam texts, unwanted advertisements, or phishing emails. No matter how many times I keep marking them as spam they keep coming and are quite annoying. Over the years I have tried quite a few blockers and decided to give Auto Block a whirl. Unlike other blockers which may focus on monitoring one account, this one automatically...

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How high can you score with Tiny Acrobats for BlackBerry 10

How high can you score with Tiny Acrobats for BlackBerry 10

Tiny Acrobats is a native BlackBerry 10 game and one that's the perfect time killer, whether you have just a few minutes spare or if you want to sit down and get stuck in. It's a simple concept but one that's quite addictive.  You control two acrobats on a see-saw and using just the left and right controls it's just a case of moving the see-saw back and fourth to ensure that the acrobats don'...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Hard Shell Case for Torch 9850/9860

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Hard Shell Case for Torch 9850/9860

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Hard Shell Case for Torch 9850/9860 and save 76% off the list price! The BlackBerry Hard Shell snaps onto the back of your BlackBerry Torch to help keep it protected from drops and looking good. Plus, the slim precision fit exterior gives you easy access to the keyboard, camera, side ports, and more. List Price: $24.99   Today Only: $5.95 Learn More...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 21, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 21, 2014

Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end. Sleep Genius with Multi Alarm Clock by RadicalAppz.com While the native BlackBerry clock allows you to set...

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The White House begins testing Samsung and LG phones - or are they?

According to the Wall Street Journal, The White House is starting to test devices other than BlackBerry — namely Samsung and LG. The tests are still in the early stages and any implementation is still "months away" however. Neither Samsung nor LG commented on the rumor, but a Defense Department spokesman said that The White House "is piloting and using a variety of mobile devices". President ...

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BlackBerry confirm the sale of much of their real estate in Canada

BlackBerry confirm the sale of much of their real estate in Canada

It comes as no great surprise that BlackBerry are selling off buildings and land as part of their bid to increase their profit margins in the smartphone world. We've seen jobs go over the last year or so and with a couple of thousand less staff, it only makes sense for BlackBerry to make the most of the real estate that they no longer need.  As you'll see from the following press release they...

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Vodafone flick on the 4G switch in Tasmania

Vodafone 4G

Just a quick slice of news from down under. For those of you living in Tasmania who are on the Vodafone network you'll now be able to access 4G on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone in certain cities. Vodafone Australia have been trialing 4G for some time but it's only this week that sees the service go officially live in Tasmania.  As far as I can see - Vodafone Australia only sell the BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Keyboards

Since BlackBerry announced at Mobile World Congress that the BlackBerry Q20 is coming to market later this year and it would be sporting a hardware QWERTY keyboard - along with the trackpad and function buttons, we asked the CrackBerry nation if this news could bring you back to a physical keyboard BlackBerry 10 device if you've already made the transition over to all-touch.  As you'll see...

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Oddly interesting 5-inch display for unreleased BlackBerry leaks out

The BlackBerry World is a bit of a strange place right now. We're seeing weird prototype phones turn up, long since scrapped media streamers and now, new images that show what looks to be a 1:1 5-inch display for an unreleased device have appeared. Looking at this display and looking at the prototype device that appeared, there's some similarities there so it's possible this mysterious...

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Manage and organize client data with Produktyf CRM

Manage and organize client data with Produktyf CRM

If you are reading the title of the app let me clarify what CRM is — it stands for customer relationship management. For the average consumer you will probably have little need for this but as I come from a sales background integrating these types of systems are becoming more integral to help grow a business and interact with and retain clients. An example of such a system is Salesforce....

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The top 10 games for the BlackBerry Q10

Q10 Games

It was the recent how do you use your BlackBerry 10 home screen post we featured recently that lead me to think of this one. Adam published screen shots of the apps we use the most and mine was the odd one out as the rest of the team are rocking the Z30 where I still use the Q10 as my main device.  I'm sure I've mentioned this before but the main reasons for me sticking with the Q10 (although...

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